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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now
The 10 Rights Of A Reader 3.97K Views 0 Likes What are your rights as a reader? First off, you have the right NOT to read. You also have the right to read out loud and the right to skip parts of the book. That's according to a fabulous book by Daniel Pennac. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year 2.66K Views 0 Likes I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite Learnist boards from the past year. An In-Depth Report On Social Media’s Role In Education 2.40K Views 0 Likes Students, teachers, and parents have all gotten onto the social media train. Edudemic Is Giving Away 30 Free Citelighter Pro Accounts! 576 Views 0 Likes We think Citelighter is a great tool for both students and teachers, and what better way to try it out than for free?

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1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 13.56K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. 10 African-American History Month Teaching Resources 1.27K Views 0 Likes

University Presses & Libraries Turn to Pinterest to Promote Books I’ll admit it: I’m not a big Pinterest user. Until very recently I thought the social networking site was a bit twee—too much about cute clothes and crafts, not enough about ideas. Turns out the web’s 15th largest site has a lot more to offer. Open Culture has its own embryonic Pinterest page. But, more importantly, university presses are making widespread use of Pinterest to promote new book titles. Likewise, academic libraries are using their Pinterest pages to promote events and help fund major capital improvements.

5 Interactive Map Generator Apps for Teachers 5 Interactive Map Generator Apps for Teachers Posted on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 08:26 AM Artistically challenged? Tired of looking at hand-drawn maps that barely resemble their topographical subject? Perhaps it’s time to re-energize and refocus your students—and yourself—with Interactive Map Generator Apps for teachers. 27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher. Basically, we all seem to trying to find the best term for a teacher who uses technology to enhance learning. Since that is quickly becoming the vast majority of teachers in many countries, there almost seems to be no reason to have a different name for something like this. So I’ll just stick with ‘digital teacher’ and move on.

How Should Students Use Cell Phones In School? I was inspired by a recent tweet from Joe Bower , a great person to follow on Twitter, when he posed the above question. How should students use cell phones in school? This prompted me to research some innovative possibilities that might help increase learning both in and out of the classroom. libraryh3lp: Promoting Your Library through Pinterest If you are a librarian and haven't yet heard of Pinterest, it's definitely worth a look, especially if your library is into leveraging social media to promote library services. Pinterest is a social networking site that lets users create groupings (pinboards) of images (pins) they find on the web or upload. Users can then interact with other people's pins and pinboards by "like"ing pins or by following pinboards.

New Analytics Tool Launches for Pinterest Let's face it. We all like to measure how successful we are on social media. There is a reason why services like Klout and Kred are doing so well. You spend a great deal of time building up your community and creating content, so it is only natural that you will want to see how well you are doing occasionally. Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the game. Put simply, you can now use the iOS6 function ‘open in app’, to open a document in Edmodo. This allows you to upload a document to your Edmodo library on an iPad. You can then link the document to a direct post, note or assignment within the Edmodo app. Lets look at an example to illustrate how easy this has made the sharing of assignments for a student and an educator.

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) and ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible.

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